It might seem unusual to wander through a cemetery on your birthday, but that's what I did yesterday.
There's a small one dating from the 1850's down the highway toward Marble Falls. When I heard it was blanketed with bluebonnets, I couldn't wait to visit it. There's just something about wildflowers growing beside a headstone that I find quite beautiful. A reminder of fragility of life, the cycle of life, of life after death.
How appropriate for a birthday, especially one that falls on Good Friday, right?
After exploring the cemetery, offering prayers for the souls of those resting there and their families, we drove on to Marble Falls, where we visited a few eclectic antique and art shops in the old part of town (Tom and Daniel are such good sports!), and enjoyed dinner at a restaurant overlooking the lake.
Best of all, later that evening I got to share the traditional birthday cheesecake with all three of my kids.
Just icing on a week full of sweet! moments...
Sunday: fields of bluebonnets and prairie verbena; pizza from a brick oven; sitting on the back deck on a beautiful spring night with your son and talking for hours
Monday: daily chats with your mom; finding a pair of shoes in your closet you'd forgotten about; butterflies; talking about your day over dinner with your sweetie
Tuesday: four-year-olds... especially their smiles and hugs and imaginations; working with a friend; reading a new book
Wednesday: a surprise birthday lunch with friends; creme brulee; a vineyard, caliche road and tin roof glowing in moonlight
Thursday: birthday cards in the mail; a birthday call from a dear friend and your uncle; practicing the drums; a full moon welcoming your birthday
Friday: greeting another birthday morning; breakfast, courtesy of your husband and son; birthday surprises in the mailbox; birthday wishes via phone, email and Facebook; bluebonnets blanketing a cemetery; sharing cheesecake and a movie with all three kids
Saturday: a lazy Saturday at home
I hope you had a week full of sweet! moments, too!